Arctic Sea Ice Area Up 54% From 2012 – Up 5% From 2013

Arctic sea ice area is just below the 2006 minimum, 5% ahead of last year, and 54% ahead of 2012. My forecast is for little change over the next week.

ScreenHunter_2391 Aug. 30 08.12

arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/timeseries.anom.1979-2008

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10 Responses to Arctic Sea Ice Area Up 54% From 2012 – Up 5% From 2013

  1. catweazle666 says:

    Cue “usual suspect” to spout patronising drivel, wave little arms and stamp tiny feet…

    5… 4… 3… 2… 1…

    • nielszoo says:

      But… but… but it’s;
      thinner ice
      or warmer ice
      or less dense ice
      or it’s ice in a different place than it’s “supposed” to be
      or ice the polar bears are allergic to
      or ice with Mann made CO2 dissolved in it and when it melts it will amplify the catastrophe…

  2. bit chilly says:

    just 3 million square kilometres to melt in the next 2 weeks and jim will have won the bet ,better get my cheque book out , no ? ;)

  3. Brian D says:

    With high pressure forecast to dominate the basin next week, temps should get a little colder. O-Buoy 9 near the pole had been down around -10C the last couple days under clearer skies. High pressure will keep southerly winds at bay, as well. New ice formation not far off.

    Low pressure over the W Arctic areas has kept temps running between 0 and -5C. O-buoy 10 cam has shown increase in snow accumulation in Beaufort Sea region.

    Early minimum date this year sure is possible. I believe you called that Tony.

    • Brian D says:

      I also called for the NW passage to stayed closed earlier this month just because the wx pattern for Aug was keeping a more northerly, cold wind across the region. And when conditions were favorable for melting, the thick smoke from wildfires just south of the region would come overhead and block sunlight.

  4. Sophie says:

    It must be all that heat hiding in the ocean that is trying to suck parts of the the artic in, allowing the remainder to expand and increase in volume, causing an unprecedented decrease in temperature, which in turn, causes more ice… Can I now have stacks of cash for this research helping to prove that the Global warming theory is erm, like an ever-changing plot of increasing fantasy in a badly written trash fiction novel.

    It seems as climate scientists dream up more and more excuses for the ice increase and the warming pause, whilst also inventing more and more fanciful scenarios for its catastrophic impact. Climate science is becoming less science and more science fiction, very illogical, beam me up Scotty!!

    • rah says:

      And those Canary’s in the coal mines just keep chirping away.

    • mjc says:

      No, not science fiction…fantasy or speculative fiction. Science fiction implies, at its core, that something while not probable, is at least within the realm of possibility.

      Actually, I’d go one further…it’s not even fantasy. It’s become the cultic ravings of a bunch of megalomanics bent on lining their pockets and inflicting untold suffering on billiions for their personal misplaced feelings of guilt for being so much better off than so many others on this planet. In other words, they are no better than Jim Jones…

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